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Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education and Sport Concentration, MS

Department: Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies  

This program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate major in physical education, or its equivalent, who wish to pursue new career directions related to the field in community-based organizations, such as business, industry, agencies, hospitals and educational settings or who wish to enhance their undergraduate preparation through advanced study.

Applicants who do not possess an adequate background in physical education and/or related areas will be required to make up course deficiencies. Such background course work will not be applied to the graduate program’s minimum credit requirement.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior year
  • A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test if taken on or after August 1, 2011 or a composite score of 900 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test if taken before August 1, 2011.
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Program of Study

Electives (6 credits)

Complete two, three-credit electives (any advisor approved 400- or 500-level graduate course)


Complete one, three-credit elective (any advisor approved 400- or 500-level graduate course)
PHED 501 - Physical Education Project  


Complete six credits of PHED 502 - Research  

Exit requirement: Culminating Experience

All candidates are required to show evidence of a culminating experience by successfully completing one of the following:

*Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  of this catalog for additional information regarding comprehensive examinations.


Total minimum credits: 30